May 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM
MONTVILLE, NJ - County College of Morris (CCM) freshman first baseman Emily Mulligan has been named the top player in Region XIX Division II softball this season by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Mulligan, of Montville, was a dominant force at the plate for the Titans, driving in 50 RBIs on the strength of eight home runs and a .599 slugging percentage. Mulligan also finished with a lofty .375 batting average while scoring 34 runs on her way to the region’s player of the year award.
“Emily is an outstanding player and worthy of this recognition,” Jack Sullivan, CCM director of athletics, noted about Mulligan’s performance. “She has made a big impact here at CCM and in our region, and we can’t wait to see what her sophomore year brings.”
Mulligan also was named First-Team NJCAA Region XIX Division II, alongside fellow Titans sophomore catcher Stacey Abasto, of Dover, and sophomore second baseman Diana Fleischman, of Wharton.
Last year, playing for the Montville Township High School (MTHS) Mustangs, Mulligan also had strong batting skills leading the team with 41 RBIs and 10 home runs, and ending the season with a .391 batting average.
“Emily was a huge contributor to our county final run last season. Her grand slam homerun in the Morris Knolls County game was one of my favorite moments in coaching over the last 15 years,” MTHS head coach John Immediato said. “She is someone that I believe will get better as a softball player throughout her college career.”